they say i'm a bad kid. or a charity case. a trouble maker. worthless. there are more than 3 million children in america's child protection and justice systems. kids who have been abused, neglected, traumatized. kids who act out. the worst cases you can imagine. they say i'm messed up. a drain on society. just a stupid mistake. for their safety and others, some of these children have to be removed from their homes. separated from their families. their at the mercy of an overwhelmed system. i don't think i'm a lost cause. i'm just a kid. youth villages believes that no child is a lost cause.